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APA 6 Style Guide

Website Guidelines

Web page citations generally follow the following format:

Author or agency. (Date of article or page update). Title of the web page. Retrieved from [website URL].

Helpful tips

  • Sometimes you will have to hunt around for information (oftentimes the information is available in the footer at the bottom of the page).
  • Oftentimes the author is a group or agency rather than just an individual.
  • If no date is available, use the abbreviation (n.d.).
  • Do not italicize the title, unless it is the title of a report or brochure.
  • If you cannot find an author, substitute the title of the page for the author.

How to Cite Websites

Remember not to include the website's copyright date for the date of the page update! The author may be also an organization instead of an individual.


Author of the Webpage. (Date of webpage update). Title of the webpage. Retrieved from URL

APA Reference list citation for website

How to Cite Websites with No Author or Date

Use the following format to cite a webpage when you cannot locate an author and/or date the webpage was posted.


Page title when author's name is unavailable. (n.d.) Retrieved from URL

APA Reference list citation for website with no author